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January 26, 2015

Can Bioethicists (in Good Conscience) Watch the NFL?

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Every year the National Football League (NFL) makes between an estimated $7 billion- $9 billion making it the most profitable American professional sports league.…

December 29, 2014

A Monkey’s Uncle: A Nonhuman Person in an Argentinean Zoo

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

A court in Argentina has ruled that Sandra, an orangutan is a nonhuman person who is deserving of some rights.…

May 7, 2014

Philosopher Calls for End to Animal Experimentation (and more): Is there a “reasonable” conception of animal rights?

by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, MA, PhD

According to Christine Korsgaard, one of the leading moral philosophers in the Western world and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, the answer is yes.…

News (32)

December 1, 2014 3:26 pm

Physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.

October 27, 2014 6:31 pm

African Lions Face Extinction by 2050, Could Gain Endangered Species Act Protection

The African lion (Panthera leo leo) faces the threat of extinction by the year 2050, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe warned today. The sobering news came as part of the agency’s announcement that it has officially proposed that African lions receive much-needed protection under the Endangered Species Act.

October 20, 2014 2:09 pm

Scientist catches spider the size of a puppy

Harvard zoologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana when he happened upon a rare Goliath birdeater spider.

September 10, 2014 4:37 pm

Planet of the apes: Gibbons are last ape to have genome revealed

Gibbons – the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia – have become the last of the planet’s apes to have their genetic secrets revealed.

July 31, 2014 5:57 pm

See-Through Mice Reveal Details of Inner Anatomy

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen.

July 24, 2014 1:18 pm

Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too

old adage dogs are a man’s best friend may be truer than once thought, especially from the pooch’s perspective. In the first experimental test s of its kind, it was discovered that dogs experience jealousy just as humans do.

March 21, 2014 2:47 pm

Ocean Conservation Group: 20 Percent of All Captured Fish is Trashed

Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses solely on ocean conservation. Their latest report reveals sobering news about commercial fishing in the United States.

February 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Crazy ants take on fire ants and win

Crazy enough to use their own venom to detoxify that of a fire ant.

January 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Mass Slaughter of Vulnerable Shark Species in China, Wildlife Group Says

A “shark slaughterhouse” of vulnerable species, including the whale shark, was operating in China.

January 21, 2014 1:06 pm

Group: Japan's Dolphin Roundup Biggest In 4 Years

Japanese fishermen have finished killing about 40 dolphins targeted for their meat as part of a larger group trapped recently in what activists say was the biggest roundup they have witnessed in the last four annual hunts.

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